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to u.s. leaders negotiating over the so- called fiscal cliff about the serious financial impact looming on the horizon. that's where we begin this morning. how confident are you about the state of the u.s. economy? what steps are you taking to prepare for the potential impact if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff? give us a call this morning. you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media sites, twitter or facebook. or e-mail us. thismorning to you on wednesday, november 21. we are talking about federal reserve chairman ben bernanke's comments yesterday about the fiscal cliff, and getting your thoughts on bthe u.s. economy. and this headline -- also, in the financial times -- to tell little bit more about ben bernanke's , and sister day we turn to david clarke of "politico," their financial services editor. thanks for joining us. guest: thanks for having me. host: what is making the most waves from his speech? guest: in the past he has warned that congress and the president's path to take care of the fiscal cliff. yesterday he said it is not simply doing it but how they
's a double feature this afternoon, and i have the privilege of also introducing to you our next speaker, u.s. senator-elect ted cruz from texas. it was two years ago when ted cruz came up to me and others here in this room saying he was contemplating a run for the u.s. senate and asked for reaction. trying hard not to pour water over ted's noble commitment to public service, i resisted what would roll out of our topings -- tongues when a friend confronts us with advise. are you crazy? do you have a fever? have you sought professional help for this behavior? [laughter] taking a slightly different tact, i asked the usual questions. is it the right time politically? do you think the money's there? is your family prepared for this? have you checked all the necessary boxes back home in texas? now, as any of you know ted would guess, looked reflective and discerning at the questions, but you knew he was optimistic and just raring to go. he wanted to do this. from the experiences with the bush campaign and his bid for attorney regime, he knew he was ready for the political fray, and while he probab
u.s. ambassador to pakistan the ambassador to the united states and former adviser to hillary clinton. hosted by the world affairs council of america, this is 45 minutes. [applause] >> is a great pleasure to be here with such a great panel, three ambassadors and one globally renowned journalist and scholars. so i've been told there have been a lot of questions about pakistan and afghanistan so far and i think we have a first-rate panel to start dealing with them. what i'm going to do in terms of focusing the discussion is i'm going to key off with questions to each of our panelists, one each and allow for a little bit of follow up and then i will open the floor to use and you will have more time to engage with them. let me begin with ambassador munter. you already got his bio, but i think in some ways he is almost uniquely positioned to provide us a very recent perspective on what pakistan looks like in the united states to official american advisers and diplomats and also the u.s. pakistan relationship during what was an exceedingly difficult and trying time which is no refle
it with the discipline i come from an information technology career of over 30 years. i worked at u.s. special operations command as the director of the staff i know what it takes to get this stuff done, and five years, gentleman is totally unacceptable. and i don't really have a question for you. i just want you to fix this for crying out loud. >> can i respond? congressmen coming you and i but primarily roger baker and you have had this discussion. i work with you and we believe we have the good mark on architecture and i haven't satisfied you. we will come back and work on it again. >> mr. turner? >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you for being here. i appreciate your leadership i want to particularly thank you for your work on sexual assault which and you were working on with the secretary of the va in your efforts to change the culture throughout the dod to prevent sexual assault and assist the victims. the members have been of service members and families transition and out of the military secretary panetta of the most important things transition with a family is obviously that raises the issue of
is president and ceo of the windstream corporation, he is also chairman this year of the u.s. telecom trade association. he's been our guest on "the communicators" along with paul barbagallo of bloomberg. gentlemen, thank you. >> guest: thank you. >> just ahead, a series of discussions by the world affairs council of america exploring national security issues facing the u.s. up first, former national security adviser steven hadley. he talks about the economic impact on national security. then a panel of former ambassadors discusses relations between the u.s. and pakistan. after that former middle east envoy dennis ross talks about iran, israel and u.s./middle east policy. and later, a look at the aftermath of the arab spring including the ongoing syrian civil war and the challenges facing egypt after its revolution. >> later today, singers and musicians roger daltrey and pete townsend of the who will be at the national press club to talk about the program they co-founded to help improve the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. they'll also discuss their plans for a new initiativ
in the southwest, been in the u.s. since the was basically took half of mexico. and the new latino population which is foreign-born, 40% foreign-born, and the rest of the children of immigrants. very conservative. i know when asked about government they may give answers that are not extraordinary, but sometimes we get tangled, caught up with polls. resort have seen in this election cycle. and i think with latinos we cite polling with specific issues but is that a better understanding of where they're coming from you will get an understanding of why they're answering the questions that way. but i believe with the latino community, we lost the latino vote because of immigration. if we would have a better position on immigration, from the get-go, from the primary governor romney would've been competitive and it would've been competitive in those battleground states where the latino vote was decisive. and, finally, we have to stop being rockefeller republicans. we are not the party of the 47%. you know, when governor romney said what he did last week that obama won because it gives to latinos and other
to the playoffs, yeah. >> and with retail sales a huge factor in the not steady u.s. economy, the shopping is encouraging. >> we expect sales to rise 4% this year, a little lower than last year, but you know, we think we really believe that consumers are feeling a lot more confident this year. >>, but for all the folks battling the black friday crowds, do they get the best prices. >> sometimes i think you can get a better deal other times, black friday is kind after gimmicky things. up to a third of the door busters items today were cheaper earlier in the year and as far as the most popular holiday gift. >> gift cards are still number one and this year picking up, where even more people are asking for gift cards and it's the most wanted gift and the most given gift for the holiday seasons for the last several years. >> online shopping looks strong again this holiday season, but today, it was all about being in the stores in person, and looking for the biggest savings. >> and i was going to go online, and just do my shopping from there, but it worked out. it worked out perfect. >> now, onli
before we did the plan, the u.s. was a system of mexico with $36 million. here we are, this neighbor that's so important to us, we're assisting. at the same time, the united states will give 25 #% of all the foreign aid that we do, a lot of money. israel, egypt, pakistan, iraq, and afghanistan. nothing wrong with that, but we have to work with our frens to the south. we put in 1.4, and with additional money, it's $1.9 billion. for every one dollar we help with mexico, they spend $13. they spend a lot of money on security. they got to -- we got to understand what they are doing. now, what we started off, we did the easy thing, buy them hell cometters, buying this, and e worked with george bush, and filed the first legislation before bush talked about the plan because i felt that strongly about helping mexico, but nevertheless, we worked together. we did the easy thing with mexico, the helicopters and the planes. the hard part is this is we got to start training or billing the capacity, the prison systems, the prosecutors, the policemen. we're working on it at the federa
: it is a busy news morning. the u.s. is officially getting involved in the mideast fighting. secretary of state hillary clinton is en route to meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu as the u.s. embassy attacked this morning. we have leland on the ground. we'll go to washington with the latest details on secretary clinton's mission. >> good morning. israel and terrorist leaders of gaza exchange fire president obama is dispatching secretary clinton to the middle east it is a hastedly arranged departure from cambodia where she is involved in the ongoing summit. she plans to visit israel and ramallah and egypt because u.s. considers hamas a terrorist consideration and prohibits contact it is relying on egypt and turk yeqatar to deliver its message to the hamas leadership. >> on the trip secretary clinton will emphasize the united states interest in a peaceful out come that protects and enhances israel's security and outcome to lead to improved relations to the civilians in gaza and reopen the path for israelies and palestinians so they can live in peace and security. >> some doubt secretary cl
a momentous decision this morning from the u.s. supreme court. jenna: we'll con continue to watch that story a fox news alert. we're awaiting the outcome of a very pivotal meeting that could potentially ease the crisis in egypt or push that country into further chaos. that is one of our big stories. we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. jon:. i'm jon scott. the first elected leader, president mohammed morsi expected to come face-to-face with senior judges in egypt who say his power grab has gone too far. there are indications that the both side are trying to find some middle ground. morsi's maneuver unleased a rage of protests that continues to rage across the country. meanwhile the u.s. embassy in cairo says there are sporadic clashes between protesters and police near its entrance. we're told some rocks landed inside the walls of that huge compound. embassy officials say there is no indication they are the target. egypt wields enormous influence in the middle east peac process. that power demonstrated by brokering the cease-fire between is rainfall and hamas. steve care began streaming
of israel, our ally. the u.s. should be bold in its condemnation of hamas and the u.s. should be bold in this continuing war by terrorist, like hamas, on civilized nations and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. blumenauer: thank you, madam speaker. perhaps one of the best parts of serving in congress is the access to our library, the library of congress, the dedicated staff at c.r.s., the magnificent reading room. the library of congress is a national treasure. and leading the library of congress is dr. james billington. he was a scholar and institutional leader before assuming leadership of the library of congress 25 years ago. as chair of the library of congress caucus, it's been a great pleasure to work with dr. billington and his outstanding staff on a variety of issues and activities for members of congress. the caucus urges you to join speaker boehner today in the rayburn room at 11:00 a.m. as he honors dr. james billington and his exemplary quarter century of l
appointments, an inclination for restraint. i want to appoint judges who understand as a u.s. supreme court explained, that law is something more than the mere -- law is something more than mere will exerted as an act of power. if you think about being governor of a state like florida, your biggest legacy is probably your judges. we appointed about just over 80 judges now so far in 22 months, and so these are the individuals that are beginning to help -- decide whether we have three branches of government. i just remember civics, class, three branches of government, and i made sure everybody always remembers that in my state. the election is over. we may not be happy with the current occupant of the white house, but the question is what are we going to do about it? will you take action or stay on the sidelines? will you join the fight for conservative solutions with states like florida where we are fighting for families by creating jobs, quality education, and keeping the cost of living low? the time for arguing over who caused the problems has ended. now it is the time to break from the ca
that sucked up the oxygen. hamas is a group that's recognized as a terrorist organization by the u.s. government, the israeli government and the european union, has increased shelling in areas of israel over recent weeks. they now have shelled tel aviv and 180 missiles went into southern israel. so israel for its own self-defense, its right of self-defense is organizing, rallying more reserve troops, getting ready for more permanent action. it can and should do what's necessary to protect its citizens, which means inflicting damage on hamas. >> heavy damage, deep damage. go as long as it takes. but john, given what you and ambassador williamson just said, where is the white house on this? the best we can find is not a public statement. the best we can find came out of a white house statement. i'll quote, israel has the right to self-defense in light of the rocket attacks. but that's not the president really standing up for israel. this was some white house spokesman echoed by the state department, john. that ain't the kind of support that i'm looking for. >> my information, very fres
, tunisia and egypt. the u.s. institute of peace post this to our discussion. >> good morning, everyone. i am steven heydemann, middle east initiative at the u.s. institute of peace and we are delighted to see you all here at today's session on security sector reform in the arab world. i think some of those who rsvp may have been scared away by the false rumor that you would be subjected to a political polling experience following the panel. that's not the case that you don't need to worry about that. were very pleased to have you out here with this morning. i would like to stress that our topic this morning i think is both particularly important, but also especially urgent. i don't think that it is an exaggeration to say that what happens with the security sectors in the arab world over the coming year or so, and by security service, i mean the police, the armed forces and most of all of course the very substantial intelligence apparatus is that exist in every arab country, that what happens with those sectors of the bureaucracy in the arab world will let her sleep determined the fate of
. you have been quoted as saying that there are very likely as many or more spies working against u.s. interests inside the u.s. during the cold war, which was a head snapping quote when i read it. who are these people and what are they after? >> i don't know that. i've been on the government for six years, but if you look at the value of intelligence, importance of intelligence in the expenditures of resources by china, by russia, but others and look for them is one of the biggest is. well it's the u.s. not only national security secrets, the commercial seats as be of much of can be gleaned or stolen from cyberspace. it is a dire threat in part because we shifted so much attention, so much resource and the counterterrorism arena we've forgotten the necessity of old-fashioned counterintelligence and that's an important element of this. >> often i've heard some people involved in counterintelligence tends to be seen as the redheaded stepchild of the intelligence world. why is that when we need it and what is the cure for a? effect in part because it's something we don't want to think a
defense system. u.s. lawmakers are closely following the developments. >>> the united states of america has got to push as hard as we can to resolve this israeli/palestinian issue. so many events are making that process go forward. >> senator mccain goes on to believe he thinks the u.s. should send a high-ranking official. >> this is the first visit ever. coming up at 7:15, the other history-making stop on the president's stop. >> three people have been arrested now in connection with the death of a homeless man in santa cruz. police say the body of the 51- year-old victim was found late saturday night. he was pronounced dead at the camp site south of depot park. shortly after police say they found the suspects, jeremiah long, michael hudson and shaland gonzalez. they were booked for murder. the oakland tribune says the police union filed a harsh critique in court. the union also claims internal affairs investigators resulted in injust -- resulted in unjust charges. a judge will hear arguments about whether to appoint a federal receiver. >>> volunteers are preparing to serve holiday mea
clinton says the u.s. strongly condemns the bombing and is ready to provide any assistance that israel requires. there were high hopes for a truce when she arrived in israel less than 24 hours ago but the bombing and israel's response launching new attacks in gaza is a dramatic setback. she's still pushing for a longer term solution. >> the goal must be security and advances the security of palestinians and israelis. >> there are reports that the tentative outline of a truce calls for a 72-hour cease-fire to give more time for some sort of diplomatic breakthrough. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. new this morning, general john allen is back at his job as a top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan. allen returned to kabul after the announcement between the general and the general petraeus scandal. allen was supposed to testify before the senate committee on his nomination to become the commander of u.s./european command and the top nato general but that nomination is on hold. his return to afghanistan comes the day as the same day the
and jim johnson. we have jim shelton, at the u.s. department of the education. the department, jim manages most of the competitive programs including i-3 and promise neighborhoods. previously he served as program direct or for education at the bill and melinda gates foundation and was the east coast lead for new schools venture fund and co-founder of learn now. finally with have with us eric westendorf, cofound other and ceo of learnzillion. eric incubated the learnzillion at haines public charter school in washington, d.c., one of of the highest performing charter schools where wes was chief academic officer and principal. let's get started. eric, and raquel i will ask you guys to go ahead and kick this off. real simple question. both of you are executives at for-profit education companies. we just heard parent revolution point out that the challenge with for-profits perhaps stakeholders will take precedence every the kids. why do education as a for-profit rather than a nonprofit? eric? >> great. so, let me, let me first start by just saying what learnzillion is and then answer the questi
candidates for u.s. senate. rick berg and heidi heitkamp. i'm stacy sturm with the league of women voters, and i will be your moderator this evening. joining me on the panel is the special sections editor for the bismarck tribune and lawrence king, an attorney and also a member of the bismarck school board. this evening's debate takes place at horizon middle school in bismarck and has been organized by the league of women voters. it's co-sponsored by dakota media access and the bismarck tribune. the league of women voters is a nonpartisan organization and promotes the informed participation of all citizens in their government. this is intended to be a respectful exchange of ideas. our purpose this evening is to provide voters with information about the candidates and their positions on the issues that affect the people of north dakota. the audience here tonight is asked to, please, reserve applause or any reaction or comments until the forum has ended. tonight's debate forum will be as follows: each candidate will have 90 seconds to respond to each question. following responses to the que
, this week, the u.s. supreme court could decide whether the deal with the -- whether to deal with the issue of same-sex marriage. the court is due to hold a closed-door conference on friday. coming up for you at 7:15, the one decision the court could make that would make same-sex marriage legal here in california before christmas time. >>> all right. want to check in with tara filling in for sal. tara, it was crystal clear for most of my drive in from danville through walnut creek. but i know there's a lot of other heavy fog. >> that's right. and those advisories are in effect for the bridges. some other parts will be lifted at 9:00 this morning. the dumbarton bridge is the only bridge not under advisory but it is still foggy on the west side of the span. so be careful. this is 101 in san jose. tail lights are headed to the airport. if we head up to emeryville at the macarthur maze, you can see the fog we've been talking about. we can't see anything and the bay bridge toll plaza is much the same way. that's where lorraine blanco has been out all moneying warning about the fog advisory. and
, see that as a stabilizing function. at the end of the day when you have the capacity as u.s. military for power protection as well. that is a global capability, but that means their respective of choices that are made by other powers, we want the ability to sustain our presence in the asia-pacific, same is true around the globe. as you look at these different areas, i think there are terrific opportunities to engage with china on each of them. and to finally ask the question and try to answer the question the secretary clinton has been encased in for quite some time and that is, can we get a better answer than we physically had in the past to how a new rising power comes into the international system? in other words, can we do so without running significant risks or falling into conflict? >> thank you. >> i agree with everything the undersecretary said. in fact, the admiral locklear _ those points the other day in australia, talking about the engagement in that strategic trust again. it is interesting the chinese tend to look at the american asia-pacific pivot as a sort of containment
will stay in afghanistan. leon panetta says the -- the top u.s. commanders there have had several options on what will happen after 2013. the u.s. has 16 -- has about 68,000 troops. president obama has pledged most of them will be withdrawn by 2014. >>> 7:16. today, president obama meets with officials about the fiscal cliff. jamie dupree has more via skype. what's the president's plan now to avoid the situation? >> reporter: we don't have a detailed plan yet out of the white house and what he wants to do. he's meeting today with labor and business leaders in separate meetings trying to engage what might be acceptable to both sides. we saw some of the markers laid out by some democrats and republicans and we hear a lot more about that especially with lawmakers and congress returning to work later in both the house and senate. i wouldn't look more than some basic talks. you have a trip to asia that starts at the end of the week with the president. lawmakers will only be a few days this week and then this will be after thanksgiving. they are like the rest of us, why do now until you can --
've run out of steam. >> i feel like i'm back in the u.s. election talking about the travails of the 1%. let's broaden the discussion. we'll bring in some more diverse voices from different people, different is. anybody want to enter the conversation, just raise your hand, calling you. people with makes will state their, affiliation and ask a question or make a comment. any questions or comments from the floor? yes, over here. >> thank you. i would like to ask you the following question. you have mentioned a number of tools such as cyberweapons, such as drones and special forces. they are not in themselves. they are just tools. to achieve what is the big issue it was a smart move, but he didn't resolve the iranian problems. same for other places. so my question is, don't you think that there is some kind of an biggie t. trying to use new, smart technology, that kind of stuff, pretending to get solutions and at the same time, let's say the political diplomatic approach doesn't provide solution in the end. so, isn't it a signal that we are shifting from her politics and diplomacy and rel
as an illinois state senator, in the u.s. senator, and when you read the audacity of hope, his book about his all-together brief senate career. it's clear he's not an ideolog. i -- i always thought that, you know, the idea of him as a socialist or whatever was just a smear. >> how did he get painted that way, or was there an element of truth to it? >> this is quite a bit about what the next book is about -- >> margaret talked bow -- >> the smear, there was a concerted effort started even before he became president, but really accelerated in 2009 to destroy him politically for the purposes of regaining power, and so it was not a conspiracy, but there were a lot of people who had, you know, a similar interest in trying to paint him as something that he was not. i mean, we all know about the whole birther movement and everything. one of the amazing parts about that is that how far it moved into the mainstream where you could hear nonsense on the floor of the congress or from board rooms. i mean, if you stop -- we're so used to it, we don't stop to think about how completely insane it is. what would
a million new u.s. military members are expected to transition back into civilian life. they will join the more than 22 million veterans living across this country whose service truly defines the american spirit. on this veterans day holiday, may we pay humble tribute to the men and women who have served this great nation with honor and distinction. stay with us. much more ahead. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. >>> from honoring our vets and the cia sex scandal to the republican rebranding effort. here are today's "top lines." >> on the 11th day of the 11th month we pause as a nation and as a people to pay tribute to you. long after our heroes come home,
director david petraeus and now the top u.s. ambassador in afghanistan. >> this is jill kelley. and i have a guy who in my backyard who is not leaving. >> okay. >> i'm an honorary council general. >> that was the 911 call. she had exchanged thousands of inappropriate e-mails with general allen. it turns out council is an honorary council general in south korea but that's not an official report and we're hearing that david petraeus has agreed to testify about the libya terror attack before the house and senate commit tees. that's according to a fox news report. that appearance was canceled when petraeus suddenly resigned. coming up at 7:15, how the scandal started with petraeus stepping down just keeps expanding. >>> back here at home, a rare sight you don't see every day, gasoline for less than 40 cents a gallon. alex live in palo alto. short a -- forea -- for a short time last night. they were selling newell at 1970s prices. this morning, it's back to reality the problem has been fixed. now 3.65 a gallon. that's what folks are shelling out here. it's a different story last night. here is
that really did move to us consequential actions, 44'6" u.s. soldiers killed in iraq not to mention the other loss of life that occurred there. that really made a difference. and i would say that if you live in a glass house, don't throw stones. and there is no worthy reason to throw any stone at susan rice. >> very profound if you live in a glass house cast no stones. we've been joined by laura richardson from california. thank you for joining us here. this very unqualified woman of course spear headed efforts to bring the international sanctions against i ran, sanctions on -- iran, sanctions on north korea and has brought significant to bringing down kadafi. we now are going to hear from a very special colleague, terri sule from the seventh district of alabama. she has very special insight into the qualifications and integrity of susan rice. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. today i stand with my colleagues, proudly stand with my colleagues in expressing our outrage about the unfair attacks against the u.s. ambassador susan rice. these recent attacks are nothing short of offensive.
to take you there live, and we'll check back later on. >>> it is 7:16. u.s. soldiers in afghanistan celebrated the thanksgiving holiday with a traditional turkey meal, and a game of rugby. about 60,000 u.s. troops are in afghanistan. spending thanksgiving away from their families, for many, this will be the last thanksgiving they're deployed in that country. >> this is the first thanksgiving game we've done, so we're excited about t we have a lot of participation from folks that normally don't play. so -- >> notice he's wearing a jets jersey they were doe natured by the jets -- donated by the jets. almost all troops are scheduled to withdraw by the end of 2014 when afghan forces will take over security. >>> woman from sacramento county is giving back in a big way. helping americans soldiers over seas. >> lot of toothbrushes, toothpaste. >> (has a son, serving now in afghanistan. he told her that the troops need things like baby wipes, and socks. she decided to collect the items for christmas care package, andd responses has been overwhelming. >> of the while many worry about eating
is demoting the former head of u.s. africa command. general chip ward is accused of spending thousands of dollars in unauthorized expenses. the former african head will retire as three star lieutenant general and will have to pay $82,000 to the government. as senior defense official who has seen 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between general john allen and joe kelly tells fox news the exchanges were flirtatious in nature. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan currently under investigation for allegedly sending the e-mails to the whistle lower of the general david petraeus 6 scandal. general allen denies wrongdoing. almost 80 new members of the house of representatives in our nation's capital for the top of freshman orientation. among the newly elected members are several potential members elect whose races of not been called. those are your headlines. back to lori and melissa. melissa: thank you for that. thanks but no thanks is the message delivered so far to a suggestion by erskine bowles he served as chief negotiator between the white house and congressional republicans as talks heat
the deadly attack on the u.s. mission in libya two months ago. chief intelligence correspondent herron has the latest to than investigation. good evening. >> reporter: thank you, bret. fox news told that the c.i.a. director will not testify next week. this is expected to be one of the most intense hearings on capitol hill on the benghazi scandal. >> at the white house briefing, spokesman jay carney pushed back on allegation the administration was not forthcoming on the benghazi attack. specifically what happened on september 11 at the white house as the president met with defense secretary and joint chiefs. >> made aware of the developments throughout the evening and days ensuing. i'm not sure what your question is specifically. >> while they are not independent investigations, carney pointed to the state department internal review, public timeline from the defense department that lays out the military response. similar briefing last week by intelligence officials on the c.i.a. emergency response. >> next week, half dozen hearings or briefings are scheduled including the state department u
cuts that threaten to send the u.s. almost off a fiscal cliff. a sum met set for friday. i like the "new york times." democrats like a romney idea. >> did you see paul ryan's comment? >> no. but i got my button back on because i'm -- i'm going to tell that you rise above is kind of like a rorschach thing. because for me, rise above means democrats rising above the obsession with rates and realizing broadening the bates is better -- >> it means coming together. >> that is a way of coming together. you're raising revenue. your only way is if the republicans say yes -- >> no, that is not true. my way is anyway you come up with an agreement is a great way. you're only looking from one side of the aisle. >> but they'll never agree to raising rates about sfw. >> i will give you that it is a error sha rorschach test, but i want you to actually cut some things and i want you to deal with expenditures. >> you have the same house that said no to 39.6 on the high he said. but a way of raising revenue will spur growth -- they're coming around to the correct version right here. >> what about
in afghanistan as the u.s. military inches closer to the 2014 withdrawal deadline. it's been a load of fun to chang chang -- hang out with you. ainsley: happy thanksgiving to you and your families. rick: breaking news. >> the deadly fighting between israel and hamas stopped for now, but what will it take for the ceasefire to hold? we are live in jerusalem. >>> and ambassador susan rice publicly defending her earlier comments, calling the attack in libya that killed four american spontaneous. will it be enough for those opposed to her possible nomination for secretary of state? >>> and a very controversial new study about mammograms, questioning the value of the screenings. should you or shouldn't you get one? it's all "happening now." ♪ ♪ finish. rick: and we begin with hope for a new beginning in israel and gaza. so glad you're with us, everybody, i'm rick folbaum, in for jon scott. heather: and i'm heather childers in for jenna lee. it is a busy news day. the rocket fire and airstrikes stopped for now after more than a week of the worst cross-border fighting in four years. a ceasefir
: it is all in the language and semantics of these discussions. as u.s. lawmakers continue all this wrangling over some kind of budget deal we work towards here at home, european lawmakers are meeting today on their financial crisis, a lot of which presented the picture americans would like to avoid. ministers from 17 countries will get together. they try to hammer out a plan that will prevent greece from going bankrupt. they have been trying to agree on a new solution there for weeks. >>> also overseas this morning there are major developments to tell you about in egypt. new protests breaking out after egyptian president mohammed morsi announced far-reaching powers placing himself above any government law. that has sparked the violent clashes that he see here on the streets and dozens of protests but the country's justice minister now saying there is some sort of resolution on all of this imminent. steve harrigan joins us now streaming live from cairo with the latest. steve, do you think that we could see some kind of compromise today on this? >> reporter: martha, we are certainly hearing so
director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. officials are investigating him for, quote, inappropriate communication with jill kel kelley. she's the woman that got the petraeus investigation started. the pentagon is looking at more than 20,000 pages of documents and e-mails between kelley and general allen. 20,000. officials tell the ap that some of the material was, quote, flirtatious. general allen denies having an affair with kelley, who we know was also friends with general petraeus. joining me now is michael isikoff, national investigative correspondent for nbc news. he's been breaking some of the big details on this case over the last few days. michael, first, thanks for being here tonight. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> now, let me ask, general allen is now under investigation for his relationship with jill kelley. what can you tell us about the relationship and what can you tell us about miss kelley. >> we should say we don't know for sure. as you pointed out, the e-mails, these voluminous -- apparently voluminous e-mails d
break out before you eat the meal . >> steve: thank you very much pop eye. five-days before the u.s. election . anything is happening and waiting for an october surprise and this probably would have been it if we had known about it one of our predator drones was fired upon by a couple of iranian fighter planes. they squeezed off two volleys of machine depun fire. first time iran has shot at our aircraft . but it is clearly an act of war. they were asked about it yesterday. curious timing before the election and we are finding out about after? >> it is before the election, the white house give you any guidance as to whether give you information. >> i have said this two or 3or four or five timings . we don't comment on classified missions and i will not get in to discussions that occurred between this department and the white house. they were informed early on. >> using the cover of classified. and you know, if you will recall, this time shots fired. it was not shot down. last time wen the drone was shot down the american public didn't know until the iranian media released pictures of
with what happened in libya. >>> another insider attack in afghanistan and another member of the u.s.-led coalition there has been killed. authorities say the gunman was wearing an army -- an afghan army uniform. the six coalition members who have been killed so far, in about 45 of those insider attacks. >>> new this morning in syria, a fighter jet bombed a part of syria today near the turkish border. the force of it shattered windows. this comes as there's word that there's a new opposition leader being formed, under pressure from the international community. >> it appears congress may be ready to tackle immigration reform. charms shumer/schumer of new york says he and lindsey graham of south carolina are going to restart talks shelfed two years ago. charles schumer says being antiimmigrant does not work for him politically. >>> and in san francisco, the race for the district supervisor seat remains too close to call. through six rounds of voting, norman yee has 11,945. labor deed leader -- leader crowley has 11,924. that's a difference of just 21 votes. election workers say there a
reached that point, make or break. martha: the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. a man with a knife and an ax went after a security guard. they are saying this attack has nothing to do with the gaza conflict but is personal in nature. bill: there are dramatic details on the e-mails sent by david petraeus' ex-mistress to someone she thought was her rival. her notes threatened to quote make kelley go away. the bureau soon tracked the e-mails to broadwell fan quickly discovered the affair so we all know now publicly. martha: paula broad well also had a run-in with a freelance photographer trying to get a picture of her getting into her car. she swung the car open and hit the camera and the camera hit his face and left a bloody mark. broadwell said, sorry, as she drove away. the maker of twinkies and its striking unions have agreed to meet with the judge and he will try to broker a new contract. the standoff began when the company proposed wage and pension cuts. fit was unable to reach a deal that's where we ended up where we were 24 hours ago. the deal included an 8% wage cuts. earlier this year host
the u.s. right now. and it has been building for decades. it is not something new. it's not a recession. it is is sapping the ability of the american economy to grow and it is topping -- zapping the ability of the average american to rise. until we look at the major core issues that are making the u.s. more attractive to business, we will go back to the fiscal cliff discussion over and over again. unless we can get our economy really moving and growing in the long run, these will just occur over and over again. we identified eight areas, as you mentioned, where we find there is broad consensus where we believe these things would really move the needle in a reasonable time frame, two, three, four years. there is some real bipartisan support. the first is the need of a sustainable budget compromise. that is widely accepted by all. two, easing on highly skilled immigration now. yes, when a broader immigration reform, but this is one of the abilities to really move rapidly to inject skills and to the economy and fill jobs badly need to be filled to sustain our growth. it is not a long-term
and u.s. army reserve. army guard, u.s. army reserve and active. reductions as we go forward. and so how do i look at this? there is characteristics that are important. and people get confused with what's going on the last five years with what want to have any future. in my mind, what happened in iraq and afghanistan is exactly how we decided to happen. the active component responded initially, was able to get things established and then as we need it more, we are able to move into the national guard, and u.s. army reserve to help us with that. and it's gained of them have a significant amount of experience. that worked very well. now, the way we are organized now in the army, the are some reserve and national guard units have to be ready to deploy very quickly. those tend to be combat service support outfits and combat support outfits that require much less training capability, because the guard and reserves issue is time. it's not money, it's time. they only have so much time to sustain readiness. so the characteristics of an active component is rapidly deployable, higher readiness, ab
see as the greatest challenge to the u.s. constitution in today's society? >> well, i did touch on an earlier. in terms of applying the constitution, i do think it is the technology. i mean, all of the dna is obvious for examples. you can be exonerated through dna evidence. far more often, it is used in the catch. is it a search and seizure with a tweezer full of skin and see if it matches something else. it is very difficult and there are difficult questions about that sort. we had a case with gps, you know, you could slap a gps on it and they have complete itinerary. it turned out that the guy was going in a direction typical of search and seizure. the new technology is a amazing. the technology is just amazing. it will be a good test to see how the framework they set up in the constitution can, as it has for more than 200 years, how it can be used in dealing with these new challenges. >> do you have a judicial philosophy that you apply? in interpreting these changes that could not have possibly been anticipated? >> i don't want the answer to be flippant, but the answer is no.
abbas says he will ask to recognize a palestinian state. the u.s. has opposed upgrading their status. a man arrested in colorado after atagging a police officer with a sword. a man was runningarn an education complex with a sword yesterday. he sliced an officer's fingers when confronted. the officer shot and killed him. the officer is in critical condition. more than 1500 twilight fans are camping now the downtown los angeles this weekend to catch a glimpse of the movie, stars at the premier. the final movie in the vampire romance series opens on monday. >> shannon: what time your your flight? >> i will not be attending. >> shannon: if you showed up, there would be pandemonium, we need you here. >> reporter: i don't think that's correct. >> shannon: we need you here, peter. >> to point fingers in any one direction is a short-satellited way of making people feel good about the selection. we have issues that have to be dealt with in a lots of areas. >> shannon: rnc communications director, sean spicer says it's time for self-examination. after a disappointing election, rnc officials ar
talk to a u.s. army veteran and ceo of concern veterans of america. he joined us from the twin cities. pete, we know you served under both the guys. what do you think? >> well, eats a crummy situation, no doubt. but i did serve under both of them. i couldn't hold them in prior professional regard. they are both mission first, and these are difficult personal circumstances but at the end of the day i don't think it precludes them from being professionals in their field. we are talking about the number of e-mails, don't ask me why i was asking entertainment tonight last night. it was on in the background. but it reads like a soap opera and the media feeds it and i don't think any of it has to do with how well these men have served, the years they have given this country on the battlefield and what they have done. it's a disservice to them for all of us to jump to conclusions on information we don't have. >> and you have a general in charge of african command that got demoted and retired for abusing privileges of using military craft for personal use from his wife's shopping sprees to st
, they see ambivalence in the u.s. foreign policy and they don't see any particular reason to stop. we have tightened the sanctions, based on what was done in congress and the administration and those are starting to bite. but i wish we had gone to sanctions, these kines of very punishing sanctions a bit earlier, maybe we might see results by now. >> i am going to take a break but i am going to bring you back after that break because i would like to ask you about what happened in benghazi. some have suggested that history is repeating itself. 1979, to 2012, both years we saw an ambationz dormurderred. i would like to get your thoughts on that. quick commercial break and we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance
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